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Tim Tebow returns to ESPN's SEC Network as college football analyst after being cut by Eagles

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Tim Tebow is back where he started before coming to Philadelphia.

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Tim Tebow wasn't out of work very long after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The former NFL quarterback has returned to his job as college football analyst on ESPN's SEC Network.

More from the official press release:

Tim Tebow returns to ESPN this Saturday, Sept. 12, as an SEC Network college football analyst. Tebow resumes his role on the network's two-hour traveling pregame show, SEC Nation. The show is live from Nashville, on the Vanderbilt campus, beginning at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) prior to the Georgia at Vanderbilt football game. "Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return," said John Wildhack, ESPN Executive Vice President.

This news doesn't come as a surprise. Back when Tebow signed with the Eagles earlier this offseason, ESPN made it clear he would be welcomed back with opens arms in the future.

Tebow re-joining ESPN seems to indicate that the quarterback isn't going to heed Chip Kelly's advice that Tebow should play in the CFL. The Eagles coach reportedly told Tebow the quarterback might get another look from the Eagles if Tebow worked on his game more in Canada.

Tebow has never shown much interest in playing in the CFL in the past, however. So now he's back where he was before he signed with the Eagles in April.